Setting up the Linksys mesh router using your mobile device

This article will teach you how to set up the Linksys mesh router using your mobile device.

Requirements:

1.  Internet connection via a modem or modem-router (gateway)
2.  The latest Linksys app installed to your mobile device

IMPORTANT:  Before you begin, connect your modem or modem-router to the internet port on the router.  If you have just a standard modem, you may need to power cycle it.
 

Directions

Step 1:
Power ON the node and wait for the light to turn solid purple.

Step 2:
Launch the Linksys app and tap on Set up a New Wi-Fi Network.


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NOTE:  Images may vary depending on the device you're using.

Step 3:
Tap on Mesh WiFi Router (MR Series).


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Step 4:
Turn ON Bluetooth® if prompted.  


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NOTE:  If you’d rather set up the node without Bluetooth, tap on I would rather set up without Bluetooth to set up the node via WiFi instead.  You will have to connect your mobile device to the default WiFi name and enter the password located on the bottom of the node.

Step 5:
Plug in the node and follow the instructions in the app.


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Step 6:
If the light on the node is blinking purple, tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple; otherwise, tap on No, It’s Not Blinking Purple for further instructions.


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Step 7:
The app will check the internet connection.


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NOTE:  If an internet connection is not detected especially for PPPoE connections or if you have a static IP address, you will be prompted to check your wiring.

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If a connection is still not found, tap the Do you have ISP settings to enter link and select your internet connection type.

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Step 8:
Create a Linksys cloud account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing credentials.


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Step 9: 
The app will link the node to your Linksys cloud account.


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Step 10:
Personalize your WiFi by creating a WiFi name and password then tap on Next.


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Step 11:
Select a name that best describes the location of the node you are currently setting up and tap on Next.


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Step 12:
Success!  You have set up the node.  Tap on Next.


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Step 13:
If you have another node to add, tap on Add a Node; otherwise, tap on Skip this step.  You can always add a node to your network at a later time.


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Step 14:
On the next screen, tap on Next.


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Step 15:
Tap on Go to Dashboard.  Your WiFi should now be ready.  You can now connect your WiFi clients to your WiFi including the mobile device you used for setting up the node.


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